Press Release

  • ‘Call for Entries’ for the 45th Annie Awards Opens August 14

    By David.Derks on August 10, 2017
    BURBANK, Calif. (August 10, 2017) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced today its ‘Call for Entries’ for the 45th Annual Annie Awards™ to begin on Monday, August 14. Honoring excellence in the field of animation, the Annie Awards™ will be presented in nine Production categories (Best Feature, Broadcast Production, Short Film, etc.) and 22 Achievement categories (Best Animation, […]
  • ASIFA-Hollywood To Give $160K To Animation-Based Programs & Events

    By David.Derks on May 10, 2017
    For Immediate Release Contact:  Gretchen Houser, Houser PR Gretchen@houserpr.com BURBANK, Calif. (May 10, 2017) – This year, ASIFA-Hollywood, the world’s foremost professional, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the art of animation and celebrating the people who create it, has earmarked $160,000 for animation-based programs and events, including but not limited to ASIFA’s Animation Aid Foundation, $12,000; ASIFA Animation Educators Forum […]
  • ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum Announces Winners of First Faculty Grants

    By David.Derks on April 10, 2017
    Burbank, Calif. (April 10, 2017) — The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood’s Animation Educators Forum (AEF) has awarded its first annual Faculty Grants to Owen Klatte (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Dave Mauriello (Drexel University). The competition for the Grants, designed to provide support for individuals or groups with reasonable expenditures associated with research, scholarly activity or creative projects in the […]
  • 44th Annie Awards: A Star-Studded Celebration

    By David.Derks on February 6, 2017
    This year’s star-studded 44th Annual Annie™ Award ceremony saw Zootopia honored as as the Best Animated Feature, also receiving Annie trophies for Storyboarding, Character Design, Voice Acting, Writing and Directing. Best Animated Feature –Independent was presented to The Red Turtle. Laika’s Kubo And The Two Strings garnered three Annies for Outstanding Achievement in Character Animation, Production Design and Editorial. Best […]
  • Kobe Bryant Among Presenters at Annie Awards

    By David.Derks on January 30, 2017
    BURBANK, CA (January 30, 2017) – Saturday, February 4 will mark the 44th Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in animation. This year’s slate of presenters include former Lakers basketball legend, Kobe Bryant; actress Jenna Elfman; animator and film director, Patrick Osborne; Auli’l Cravalho (Moana); animator, author and illustrator, Glen Keane; actor and comedian, Tom Kenny; Paige O’Hara (25th Anniversary […]
  • Annie Awards Nominations Announced

    By David.Derks on November 28, 2016
    NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Gretchen Houser, Houser PR E: Gretchen@houserpr.com ANNIE AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED! 44th Ceremony Set for Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017 at UCLA’s Royce Hall BURBANK, CA (November 28, 2016) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 44th Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. For a complete […]
  • ASIFA-Hollywood Donates $28K to Academy

    By David.Derks on November 9, 2016
    Funds to Assist in the Documentation of Richard Williams’ ‘The Thief and the Cobbler’ Collection BURBANK, Calif. (November 9, 2016) – ASIFA-Hollywood has donated $20k to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to assist with the curation and documentation of a major collection of original production artwork, donated by Miramax®, of work created for Richard Williams’ production of […]
  • Animation Educators Forum Selects 2016-17 Scholarship Recipients

    By David.Derks on August 29, 2016
    ASIFA-Hollywood and the Animation Educators Forum (AEF) recently selected eight (8) animation students to receive a total of $30,000 in scholarships for academic year 2016-17.
  • Call For Entries for the 44th Annie Awards Set For August 22

    By David.Derks on August 15, 2016
    BURBANK, Calif. (August 15, 2016) – The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced today its ‘Call for Entries’ for the 44th Annual Annie Awards set to commence on Monday, August 22. The 44th Annie Awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Honoring excellence in the field of animation, the 44th Annual Annie Awards […]
  • 43rd Annie Awards Announce Roster of Presenters

    By David.Derks on January 26, 2016
    BURBANK, CA (January 25, 2016) – Saturday, February 6 will mark the 43rd Annual Annie Awards™ recognizing the year’s best in animation. Returning for a second year to present Annie trophies are the comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates – actress-songwriters Riki Lindhome and Kate Mucucci. Joining the duo as presenters are actor, producer & director Edward James Olmos with actress […]